The Heart of the Matter

The Sermon on the Mount insists on an inside-out approach. Only the Sermon’s Preacher and those within whom he resides can practice what he preaches. The only way to live upside down is to live inside out. Jesus sits in the control center prompting outlandish individual and social behavior. Exterior-only religion downplays or altogether discounts …

Acknowledge the Admirable 

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 E. Stanley Jones said: "My mind was made for his thought, my will for his purposes, my emotions for his love." To this …